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I started Dom on Saturday... my midwife prescribed 40 mg per day (10mg/4x a day)

Looking at Dr Newman's articles on kellymom... I saw that generally they start women at 90 mg a day (30 mg/3x a day)

Is my dose too low to be effective? Should I be taking more than that? Why would she have prescribed such a low dose?

Give me some thoughts.
 

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I think they start you on that dose to see if it works for you, then increase as needed. I've had some success on the 40 (as of 6 days), but would love to be making more milk. I'm pumping w/ double electric pump 6X daily, nursing at least 8X per day, and on fenugreek as well. Still only able to pump approx. 1.5-2 oz in 20 mins.
I would love to make more milk for my hungry boy, aged 3 weeks tomorrow
 

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I'm taking 80-100 mg a day plus 9 fenugreek capsules a day. BTW, where are you getting it filled? Did you find a compounding pharmacy to make it? Or are you ordering it online? Is your ins. co. paying for it? It's so darn expensive!
 

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Originally Posted by MarcyC
I'm taking 80-100 mg a day plus 9 fenugreek capsules a day. BTW, where are you getting it filled? Did you find a compounding pharmacy to make it? Or are you ordering it online? Is your ins. co. paying for it? It's so darn expensive!
My midwife prescribed it and I had it made at a compounding pharmacy, but it was like $65. I now get it at globaldrug.tv. Only $20 for 100 tablets. (plus shipping of course)

I take 12 fenugreek/day and have tried the oatmeal, tea, you name it.
 

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MW's are great with breastfeeding, but may not be totally up on all the latest info in lactation. Therefore, she likely went with the manufacturers label directions on domperidone which is " 10 mg three to four times daily. If necessary this dose may be doubled after two weeks if an adequate therapeutic response is not attained with a maximum daily dose of 80 mg."

So, follow directions and common LC advice that you read on reputable sites.

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Is my dose too low to be effective? Should I be taking more than that? Why would she have prescribed such a low dose?
 
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